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ILMxLAB Senior VFX Artist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10000855 Location Singapore, Singapore Business Lucasfilm Date posted Jul. 01, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Position Summary

Senior Real-Time VFX Artists bring our worlds and characters to life with realistic visual effects that are optimized for real-time performance. We are looking for a Senior Real-Time VFX Artist who is passionate about bringing wizardry to our world-class, interactive experiences, and who reflects the innovative spirit and immersive storytelling that defines ILMxLAB. You will also play a key role in mentoring junior and mid-level artists.

On any given day, you might..

  • Partner with the dev team to advance the state of real-time rendered immersive experiences, striving for highest possible visual representation of VFX while staying performant in the game engine

  • Create and implement dynamic and compelling real-time effects animation, simulations, particle systems and shaders that meet all aesthetic, design and technical requirements for the project.

  • Ensure that VFX design and implementation meets run-time and performance budgeting requirements

  • Preview work in-engine & through the VR headset. Iterate, optimize, and polish to quality and visual direction set by the creative leads

  • Strive to continually raise the bar for quality, efficiency and adaptability

  • Keep up with industry trends and new real-time tools/workflows; contribute to improving and advancing workflows and inspire others through sharing knowledge

  • Collaborate in development of breakdowns, task lists, estimates, schedules, milestones and overall project goals as necessary; participate in project stand-ups, meetings, and reviews

  • Develop creative solutions to complex production issues and technical challenges, prioritizing and resolving bugs and clearing obstacles

  • Actively participate in concept testing of new ideas and building of rapid prototypes

  • Supervision of junior and mid-level artist, as required

Here are the skills and experience you need to be successful in this role:

  • 5+ years experience in games, film, television, AR/VR or related fields

  • Proficiency in real-time and interactive production workflows, tools, particle systems, lighting, texture painting, texture/UV animation, UV layout, engine parameters/optimizations, material setup, and procedural animation

  • Strong 3D art skills with experience and deep understanding of optimizing and constructing modelling, texturing, UV mapping, animation, shading, lighting and particle effects for real-time workflows

  • Experience using Unreal Engine (or equivalent), Photoshop and Maya to create real-time VFX

  • Able to paint VFX textures from scratch and match an established style

  • Experience creating and using real-time shaders

  • Experience with modelling & physics for realistic hair and cloth

  • Strong artistic & technical problem-solving skills, able to adapt and learn new processes and technical skills

  • Comfortable 'wearing a few different hats' in a dynamic, small-to-medium sized team environment

Here are some additional skills and experience that would add to your preparedness for this role:

  • Basic understanding of game scripting

  • Professional experience with dynamics and simulation packages: Houdini, Real Flow, Fumefx, etc.

  • Experience or interest in the creation of VR & AR experiences

  • Passion for playing and making games

  • VFX production / pipeline experience

  • Previous experience as a lead on a project is a plus

* A portfolio / reel submission - including a detailed breakdown of your work in each section/shot - is required with all applications


About Lucasfilm:

Lucasfilm is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects, audio post-production and cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Lucasfilm Animation Co. Singapore B.V., which is part of a business we call Lucasfilm.

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